• Name:Jarrod M. Hicks
  • Email:jmhicks[at]mit[dot]edu
  • Phone:(617)-324-7272
  • Address:43 Vassar St
    Room 46-4078D
    Cambridge, MA 02139

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Brain + Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with Josh McDermott in the Laboratory for Computational Audition.

I study sound segregation, a key aspect of real-world hearing in which a sound source of interest is estimated amid a mixture of competing sources. I am broadly interested in teaching/outreach, psychophysics, computational approaches to represent stimulus spaces, and neural coding of high-level sensory representations.


  • Publications

  • Ross et al. 2018

    Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

    The Effects of Useful Field of View Training on Brain Activity and Connectivity

  • Barghi et al. 2018

    Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

    Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis. Part 2: Effect on White Matter Integrity

  • Hicks et al. 2018

    Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience

    Relation of white matter hyperintensities and motor deficits in chronic stroke

  • Gauthier et al. 2014

    Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience

    Motor recovery from constraint induced movement therapy is not constrained by extent of tissue damage following stroke

  • Education

  • PhD in Brain + Cognitive Sciences

    2017 - Present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • MS in Mathematics

    2015 - 2016

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • BS in Mathematics + Neuroscience

    2012 - 2016

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Int’l Baccalaureate Diploma

    2009 - 2012

    Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School